Posted by Sandy on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:07pm.
When the leading coefficient a is positive, the parabola opens up ( concave up )
For function:
x ^ 2 - 2 x - 8
the leading coefficient is a = 1
function is concave up
When the parabola ia concawe up all walues between roots are negative.
No negative number can have a real square root.
Funtions zerro points are :
- 2 and 4
So domain of your fuction:
( - infinity , -2 ] U [ 4 ,infinity )
OR
x <= -2 and x >= 4
If you don't knowe how to solve equation:
x ^ 2 - 2 x - 8 = 0
In google type:
quadratic equation online
When you see list of results click on:
Free Online Quadratic Equation Solver:Solve by Quadratic Formula
When page be open in rectangle type:
x ^ 2 - 2 x - 8 = 0
and click option: solve it!
You wil see solution step-by-step
If you want graph of functions:
Go on :
wolframalpha dot com
When page be open in rectangle type :
x ^ 2 - 2 x - 8
and click option =
after few seconds yo will everythig about function
Then type :
sqrt ( x ^ 2 - 2 x - 8 )
and click option =
P.S.
Sorry for My bad English